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Quale
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Zothique by Clark Ashton Smith has a few. And Akivasha from Conan.
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Aye. And fairly recently, I got to know Isyllt Iskaldur, a spy, assassin, and necromancer featured in Amanda Downum's The Necromancer Chronicles. She's a disaster-magnet, probably the main thing that makes her always entertaining.

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I can't believe I'd forgotten to mention Abby van Alstine, the title character of The Necromancer comic book series published by Top Cow in 2005. That was always one of my favourite [and, unfortunately, short lived] Top Cow series.

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Not archmage level, but Meralaine (a Chessantan necromancer featured in the Brotherhood of the Griffon series) carried herself quite splendidly in the many wars she fought with the brotherhood. And it is nice to see another well-fleshed-out mage from a realm that abhors magic and wizards.

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I'm not certain she counts as 'of note' but...

in Mel Odom's Threat From The Sea the paladin, Glawynn speaks of his twin sister, Cellayne, who apparently didn't join the family crusading business and chose instead to become a 'powerful necromancer' working the the Zhentarim. I'm not sure if she's mentioned anywhere else though.

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quote:
Originally posted by Marc

Pale Sybil from Final Gate is a necromancer - if I remember correctly.



That's right; she was powerful enough to prove a major threat to Araevin Teshuur AND his entire party. What was she supposed to be, exactly? If I remember correctly, she was a necromancer, but also some type of vampire that fed not on blood, but on magic & life energy/soul.
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The Arcanamach
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There's an elaboration of the mortal Kiaransalee written by Rip Van Wormer over on planewalker.com. It's not entirely canon, but it does provide some rather thought-provoking stuff on the nature of necromancy.


Sage, can you provide a direct link? I'm searching for it but havent found it yet.

Nevermind I just found it.

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quote:
Originally posted by Daviot

And here I thought necromancy and lichdom were unpopular with the ladies because it's hard to be a stereotypical Vain Sorceress when you're sporting that skeletal look. To each their own.


Necromancy isn't just about animating the dead.

Bathing in the blood of virgins for that smooth-as-sin skincare, draining the youth and life energy of others to keep you young and stealing the bodies of the young and beautiful as vessels for your immortal soul, when your own body starts to fade, these are all feats of necromancy that have vanity as motivation.

I'm featuring a necromancer in my current campaign, Gula bit Kiqiluttu, who is very much a vain sorceress. Of course, I hope she isn't stereotypical, but she was certainly motivated in her studies of necromancy by a desire to be young and beautiful forever. Granted, she has other goals and motivations and is far from shallow, superficial or simple, but just because she's a conniving criminal mastermind who delves into the forbidden boundaries of life and death, it doesn't mean she has to look like she just crawled out of a mass grave.

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She'Liika D'Bone is my favorite female necromancer.

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quote:
Originally posted by Icelander

quote:
Originally posted by Daviot

And here I thought necromancy and lichdom were unpopular with the ladies because it's hard to be a stereotypical Vain Sorceress when you're sporting that skeletal look. To each their own.


Necromancy isn't just about animating the dead.

Bathing in the blood of virgins for that smooth-as-sin skincare, draining the youth and life energy of others to keep you young and stealing the bodies of the young and beautiful as vessels for your immortal soul, when your own body starts to fade, these are all feats of necromancy that have vanity as motivation.

I'm featuring a necromancer in my current campaign, Gula bit Kiqiluttu, who is very much a vain sorceress. Of course, I hope she isn't stereotypical, but she was certainly motivated in her studies of necromancy by a desire to be young and beautiful forever. Granted, she has other goals and motivations and is far from shallow, superficial or simple, but just because she's a conniving criminal mastermind who delves into the forbidden boundaries of life and death, it doesn't mean she has to look like she just crawled out of a mass grave.

Heroin chic is one thing, but La Flaca no es bonita, ese!



By any chance is Icelander a female? I'd say this scroll res. counts as necromancy
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LordofBones
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One of the 2e books - the one that describes the Baatle of Bones - has a blurb about two necromancers. One was a 24th level female human necromancer.

Edit: Her name's Phthta Thak.

Edited by - LordofBones on 31 Jul 2018 11:17:14
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sleyvas
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quote:
Originally posted by LordofBones

One of the 2e books - the one that describes the Baatle of Bones - has a blurb about two necromancers. One was a 24th level female human necromancer.

Edit: Her name's Phthta Thak.




How the hell do you pronounce that first name? Futhta?

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

quote:
Originally posted by LordofBones

One of the 2e books - the one that describes the Baatle of Bones - has a blurb about two necromancers. One was a 24th level female human necromancer.

Edit: Her name's Phthta Thak.




How the hell do you pronounce that first name? Futhta?



Fred. It's a weird dialect.

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The Masked Mage
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Sneeze while trying to say it and you'll have it just about right.
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Shaaan the Serpent Queen uses necromancy to strong effect in the novel Spellstorm.



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Shaaan isn't a necromancer, however.
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Iggwilv was mentioned earlier - alternately known as Natasha or Tasha (the one with the Hideous Laughter Spell), comes to us from Greyhawk. She is one of the BIG villians of that setting - like - only Iuz and Vecna, both of whom become gods are bigger.

Basic facts about her:

She was the adopted daughter of Baba Yaga - refer to Dragon Magazine 83 for more about that.
She was the apprentice of Zagig Yragerne and a member of the Company of Seven with him, Keoghtom, Murlynd, Nolzur, Quaal, and Heward... They ALL became at least minor gods btw - one of the reason she is believe to be a demigod now as well.
She was Iuz's mother, and the lover/mate of Grazzt, a demonbinder without equal - male or female - and the creator or the Demonomicon.
She is the central villain in several AD&D adventures, and counted among the best of all time (again, according to Dragon Mag)

All that said, she is not a Necromancer. Never was. She did have levels as an illusionist back in the 1st edition rule, but that I assume is because Illusion spells were restricted then...
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If you include Al'Qadim as part of the realms, I'd say that Tisan Balshareska was a kind of necromancer - though that is not specified.

She was seriously badass too.
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Does it matter? One thing about Thay is that women, especially Red Wizards are all Equal reguardless of Sex.

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Does it matter? One thing about Thay is that women, especially Red Wizards are all Equal reguardless of Sex.



And this has what to do with women necromancers in the entire setting?

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Originally posted by The Masked Mage

If you include Al'Qadim as part of the realms, I'd say that Tisan Balshareska was a kind of necromancer - though that is not specified.

She was seriously badass too.



Tisan was given statistics in 2e. She's a wizard 20/cleric 15. I guess in 3e she'd be something like wizard 5, cleric 3, mystic theurge 10, geomancer 10.

Geomancer's a terrible, terrible prestige class though.
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quote:
Originally posted by Thraskir Skimper

Does it matter? One thing about Thay is that women, especially Red Wizards are all Equal reguardless of Sex.



And this has what to do with women necromancers in the entire setting?



Does it matter? In Thay there are probably more Necromancers than every where else combined. In Thay it doesn't matter if you are Male or Female or Alive or Undead or Homosexual or Hetrosexual or Unisexual or Asexual or other. It only matters if you are a Magic User and Red Wizard in Particular. I do wonder if Lawful Good persons could be Undead or Homosexual or Unisexual or if that would make you evil? Being Chaotic Evil there are no such restrictions.

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LordofBones
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>OP asks about female necromancers

>WHO CARES, THAY STRONK!

Oh Thraskir.
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quote:
Originally posted by LordofBones

quote:
Originally posted by The Masked Mage

If you include Al'Qadim as part of the realms, I'd say that Tisan Balshareska was a kind of necromancer - though that is not specified.

She was seriously badass too.



Tisan was given statistics in 2e. She's a wizard 20/cleric 15. I guess in 3e she'd be something like wizard 5, cleric 3, mystic theurge 10, geomancer 10.

Geomancer's a terrible, terrible prestige class though.



In 2nd edition Al Qadim - there was no "necromancer." There were other wizard kits that were similar (ghul channeling negative energy for example), but a necromancer would be just called outland wizard.

Tizan's whole scheme was to resurrect and create a new circle of 9 long dead geomancers. Very necro
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quote:
Originally posted by Thraskir Skimper

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Thraskir Skimper

Does it matter? One thing about Thay is that women, especially Red Wizards are all Equal reguardless of Sex.



And this has what to do with women necromancers in the entire setting?



Does it matter? In Thay there are probably more Necromancers than every where else combined. In Thay it doesn't matter if you are Male or Female or Alive or Undead or Homosexual or Hetrosexual or Unisexual or Asexual or other. It only matters if you are a Magic User and Red Wizard in Particular. I do wonder if Lawful Good persons could be Undead or Homosexual or Unisexual or if that would make you evil? Being Chaotic Evil there are no such restrictions.



Okay, first of all, I don't know where sexuality came into this discussion, but it can go right back out of the discussion. There is no correlation between sexuality and alignment. Period.

Secondly, the original poster asked explicitly for "other female necromancers of note" and all you've offered is that there are likely some female necromancers in Thay. This does not indicate that any are noteworthy, and it certainly doesn't mention any that are. It did not contribute to the discussion.

We get that you're a fan of Thay. There's no need to mention that at every opportunity, especially when it's not even relevant to the topic.

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